Manushi Chhillar responded to Shashi Tharoor’s pun – Miss World 2017 isn’t upset.
Manushi Chhillar was crowned Miss World 2017 last week and seizing this opportunity to mock our government , was Shashi Tharoor. Tharoor took to the internet and created a storm by hitting a pun at our Newly crowned Miss World 2017.” Manushi Chhillar responded Shashi Tharoor’s pun.
A girl who has just won the world isn’t going to be upset over a tongue-in-cheek remark. ‘Chhillar’ talk is just small change – let’s not forget the ‘chill’ within Chhillar,” reads Manushi’s tweet. The post is a response to one from Times of India boss Vineet Jain which advocated ‘more tolerance towards light-hearted humour.’ Here is Manushi Chhillar’s tweet:
Exactly @vineetjaintimes agree with you on this. A girl who has just won the World isn’t going to be upset over a tongue-in-cheek remark. ‘Chillar’ talk is just small change – let’s not forget the ‘chill’ within Chhillar ? @ShashiTharoor https://t.co/L5gqMf8hfi
— Manushi Chhillar (@ManushiChhillar) November 20, 2017
Manushi Chhillar responded Shashi Tharoor’s pun.
Shashi Tharoor replied to Miss Worls 2017 tweet, calling her a “class act”, and apologised for any offence caused by him. Manushi Chhillar responded Shashi Tharoor’s pun.
You’re a class act, @ManushiChhillar! Beautiful, smart & uncommonly gracious too. Still, if any offence was caused to any member of your family, sincere apologies. Like every Indian, I’m proud of you. https://t.co/42wdOqV0wZ
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) November 20, 2017
Mr Tharoor was attacked online for his tweet and also offline by the National Commission of Women who demanded that he apologize for ‘degrading a daughter of India.’ Shashi Tharoor posted this apology later:
Guess the pun IS the lowest form of humour, & the bilingual pun lower still! Apologies to the many who seem to have been righteously offended by a light-hearted tweet today. Certainly no offence was meant to a bright young girl whose answer i’ve separately praised. Please: Chill!
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) November 19, 2017
Manushi Chhillar, is the sixth Indian to win the title after Priyanka Chopra, who was crowned Miss India 17 years ago in 2000.
Priyanka Chopra posted a congratulatory note for Manushi Chhillar on Twitter:
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) November 18, 2017